Sept. 11 remembrance set for Tuesday in Boonsboro

September 10, 2012|Kristy Smith | Around Boonsboro

Tuesday marks the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on our nation. 

First Hose Co. of Boonsboro will host the 9/11 remembrance parade in memory of the fire, rescue and law enforcement personnel who lost their lives Sept. 11, 2001. 

The event begins at 6:30 p.m.

For more information, call Vernon Brown at 301-432-4772.

Class of 1964

The Boonsboro High Class of 1964 will hold its annual picnic Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at Pavilion No. 1 in Shafer Park.

The event is free for class members and one guest. Attendees are asked to bring a covered dish and nonalcoholic beverages. All paper products and place settings will be provided.  

For more information, call Joanie “Reeder” Miller at 301-988-5944 or send an email to

'Dreamer' symposium

A presentation about how to direct your energy and talents to make a difference in the world will be held Saturday, Sept. 29, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Boonsboro Library.

 Sponsored by the Boonsboro Recycling Task Force, “Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream Symposium” will be presented by facilitator Sacha Ludwig from Baltimore.
Refreshments will be served. A $5 donation at the door will help defray the cost of supplies.

Reservations must be made by Friday by calling Rosemary James, task force chairwoman, at 301-432-2549 or sending an email to

For more information, go to

Sandy family reunion

The descendants of Joseph and Eva “Grams” Sandy will hold the annual Sandy family reunion Sunday, Sept. 23, beginning at 12:30 p.m. at Bethel United Methodist Church in Rohrersville.

Lunch will be served at 1 p.m.

Attendees are asked to bring a covered dish and beverages to be shared. Place settings and all paper products will be provided.

Any family photos you would like to bring for display would be appreciated.

For more information, call Joanie “Reeder” Miller at 304-274-0595 or send an email to

Gun bonanza planned for Sept. 29

Boonsboro Fire Co. will hold a gun bonanza Saturday, Sept. 29, at Cochran’s Auction Complex. 

The doors open at 4 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6 p.m. 

There will be a DJ and dancing after the drawing.

A donation of $40 admits two to the event. 

For tickets, call 301-432-2348 or 301-573-2773.

Class of 1977 

The Boonsboro High School Class of 1977 will hold its 35-year reunion Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Hagerstown Elks Lodge, starting at 5 p.m.

All class members and spouses are invited to attend. A buffet-style dinner will be served.

The class will attend the Boonsboro High School homecoming game the night before on Oct. 19. If you have not received an invitation, contact Sherry Reeder at 301-432-5034 or 324-217-0514. RSVP by Sept. 29.

Environmental Commission applicants sought

Boonsboro residents wishing to serve on the environmental commission are encouraged to apply.  A resolution forming the commission was approved 6-0 on Sept. 4 by the town council. The new commission will begin its work once seven to nine committee members have been selected. 

Anyone wishing to serve on the commission can go to the town’s website at and fill out the volunteer form, which can be found by clicking on “Town Commissions” and then on “Community Volunteer Interest Form.”

Applicants are asked to include a resume, as indicated at the bottom of the form. Citizens can also apply at Town Hall. The mayor and council will review applications and the mayor then will make appointments, with the consent of the council.

Recycling update

The amount of trash making its way to the county landfill decreased in August, the second month of the new curbside recycling program for Boonsboro residents. 

The total trash collected for the month was 91.82 tons, compared to 111.89 tons in August of last year, for a reduction of 20.07 tons, or 17.94 percent. Each ton of trash diverted from the landfill saves the town in tipping fees.

Recycled items are collected every other Monday.

This month’s next collection is Sept. 24. Trash collections are every Tuesday and Friday.

At the library

“Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” (PG-13, 129 minutes) will be shown Tuesday night at 6 p.m.

On Wednesday, Author Melissa Foster will discuss her books “Chasing Amanda,” “Megan’s Way” and “Come Back to Me” at 6 p.m.

A teen game night is planned Thursday at 5 p.m. Bring your favorite Wii game to play.

The Young Readers Book Club will gather Monday, Sept. 17, at 5 p.m. to discuss “Antietam: Day of Courage and Sacrifice.”

To register for any of these events, call 301-432-5723.

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